Operating between Eyüp and Piyer Loti, the cable car facilitates transportation between these two points and offers local and foreign tourists a nostalgic experience in the unique view of the Golden Horn.
The cable car which became widespread with the invention of electricity is a means of transportation that moves with the help of cables drawn between two stations. Cable cars continue to be used in many parts of the world for both nostalgic and daily transportation needs, and two of them are in our city.
Eyüp-Piyer Loti and Maçka-Taşkışla Cable Car Lines operated by Metro A.Ş. offer passengers an alternative transportation route as well as the opportunity to view the city.
Eyüp-Piyer Loti Cable Car Line: TF2
The TF2 Eyüp-Piyer Loti cable car line, situated on the waterside of the Golden Horn and operating between Eyüp and Piyer Loti, is located in one of the most important tourist destinations of Istanbul. The cable car line was built on November 30, 2005 for the purpose of reviving the Golden Horn within the scope of Urban Design Projects carried out by IMM in various parts of Istanbul. The cable car line, which supports the historical and touristic structure of the region, facilitates access to the Piyer Loti hill, one of Istanbul's most important viewing terraces.
Muhammet Altunbaş, Chief of Funicular and Cable Car Operations, who emphasized that Eyüp-Piyer Loti Cable car line is mostly frequently used by domestic and foreign tourists, stated that the number of passengers carried by the cable car would reach 160 thousand per month in summer, and was around 100 thousand per month in winter.
The 0.42 km long Eyüp-Piyer Loti Cable Car Line, which has two stations, completes its trip in 2 and a half minute. The line has 4 wagons, each with a capacity of 8 passengers, and the journey is paid with Istanbulkart.
The Eyüp-Piyer Loti Cable Car Line, which makes 200 trips per day, carries an average of 4,000 passengers a day. The TF2 Line, which is mostly used by tourists, serves between 08.00 - 23.00 in summer and 08.00 - 22.00 in winter.
Source: Metro A.Ş.